Tagged with Dutch food

Homemade Stroopwafels (Dutch Syrup Waffles)

Homemade Stroopwafels (Dutch Syrup Waffles)

Stroopwafels are a Dutch treat that is very popular both inside and outside the Netherlands. They are thin round waffles, filled with syrup that has a hint of cinnamon. They are very addictive! When a Dutchman wants to charm a foreigner, the best gift to bring is a box of these syrup-filled waffles. They can … Continue reading

Roze Koeken (Pink Glazed Cookies)

Roze Koeken (Pink Glazed Cookies)

Roze koeken are very popular at Dutch highschool as a snack after (or instead of) a lunchbox full of sandwiches. The pink glaze on top of store-bought roze koeken looks and tastes a bit chemical, and it is. But that doesn’t stop my countrymen from loving them and eating lots of them. Because it is … Continue reading

Kibbeling (Fried Cod Cheeks)

Kibbeling (Fried Cod Cheeks)

Kibbeling is one of the most popular Dutch fish snacks. The name has been derived from kabeljauwwang (cod cheek), although nowadays a lot of kibbeling is no longer made from actual cod cheeks but from other pieces of cod, hake, or haddock. When I saw cod cheeks at the fish monger, it was easy to decide that I would … Continue reading

Kruidnoten

Kruidnoten

December 5 is the date of the Saint Nicholas (Sinterklaas) celebration in the Netherlands. Sinterklaas is a bearded fellow dressed in red who gives presents to children. Sounds familiar? The Coca Cola company moved him to Christmas and the North Pole, but Santa Claus was definitely modeled after Sinterklaas. Saint Nicholas was an actual bishop … Continue reading

Fried Plaice with Remoulade Sauce

Fried Plaice with Remoulade Sauce

There isn’t much Dutch cuisine to speak of, but a popular tasty dish that is available all along the coast is “schol met patat en sla”, or fried plaice with fries and salad. Plaice is a flatfish that is common in the North Sea, it has the shape of a turbot and has orange-colored spots. … Continue reading

Dining in the Netherlands: Librije*** (2014)

Dining in the Netherlands: Librije*** (2014)

This is the third review of Librije on my blog, which is not a surprise as it has become a tradition for us to celebrate our wedding anniversary there every year (starting with our 3rd anniversary). We started this tradition in 2005, and so this was our tenth visit. There is not a single restaurant … Continue reading

Banana Eclairs (Bananensoezen)

Banana Eclairs (Bananensoezen)

In many workplaces in in the Netherlands it is a tradition to treat your coworkers to baked goods on your birthday, either homemade or store-bought. About a decade ago I worked with a guy called Benno and he was crazy about banana eclairs (bananensoezen in Dutch). Bananensoezen are banana-shaped eclairs, stuffed with pastry cream, whipped … Continue reading

Poffertjes

Poffertjes

This is the fourth and last installment (for now, anyway) of my series of Dutch sweets made with batter, which so fas has covered pancakes, oliebollen and appelflappen. Poffertjes are tiny pancakes made with a yeasted batter in a special pan called a poffertjespan.  They are usually served with melted butter and powdered sugar. Poffertjes … Continue reading

Appelflappen (Dutch Apple Fritters)

Appelflappen (Dutch Apple Fritters)

Appelflappen are almost as common as a treat for New Year’s Eve in the Netherlands as oliebollen. Appelflappen are also known as “appelbeignets”, and to make it more confusing puff fastry envelopes stuffed with apple and then baked are also known as appelflappen. Appelflappen are apple fritters: apple slices dipped in batter and subsequently deep-fried. … Continue reading

Oliebollen

Oliebollen

Happy New Year everyone! May you eat well in 2014! On New Year’s Eve we eat oliebollen (literally: “oil balls”) in the Netherlands. Oliebollen are deep fried yeasted batter, often filled with raisins. They have been prepared in the Netherlands for centuries, and can be seen for instance on paintings from the 17th century. They … Continue reading

Dutch Pancakes (Pannenkoeken)

Dutch Pancakes (Pannenkoeken)

Today is Kees’ birthday. I asked him what he’d like to eat for his birthday. He said: “Pannenkoeken!” (Dutch for pancakes.) This is the same answer that most Dutch children will provide by the way 😉 Dutch pancakes are thinner than American pancakes and thicker than French crêpes. Dutch pancakes are not usually eaten for breakfast, … Continue reading

Classic Dutch pea soup (erwtensoep, snert)

Classic Dutch pea soup (erwtensoep, snert)

As you might have noticed, despite being Dutch I cook Italian almost every day. There are some exceptions however, and one of them is pea soup. About once every winter I make this hearty and very filling soup from scratch. There are many variations of the recipe, but this is a very classic version. To … Continue reading

Pound cake

Pound cake

In the same baking spree as the apple pie I also made a pound cake. The name “pound cake” comes from the amounts of an old recipe for this type of cake: 1 pound of flour, 1 pound of butter, 1 pound of sugar and 1 pound of eggs. For the same reason, this cake … Continue reading

Classic Dutch apple pie

Classic Dutch apple pie

Today I’ve been on a baking spree because it was my birthday on Saturday and in the Netherlands it is a tradition to treat your colleagues to cake on (or after) your birthday. It is not necessarily a tradition to bring home-baked cakes, but for me it certainly is 🙂 Apple pie is always a … Continue reading